Light lives in the darkness
Beauty lives in pain
God fixed my external drive. I unplugged it and put it on top of my laptop because I noticed sometimes if I just let it sit and let God deal with it, it works after a bit when I plug it back in. He didn't fix my laptop, but my drive is working again and that's good enough for me even if I somehow lost anything.
There's still some files I want to extract from my laptop, but it's all good.
To be honest, having my drive unexpectedly die wasn't the worst thing in the world. It was a lot better than I thought it would be even though most of my most treasured "items" are digital pieces of data. And sure, there'd be a lot gone forever, but I have emailed certain documents to friends or family and I originally had my first computer(s) backed up on disk so that data would still be in tact. I can't say I'll always have that data, though. I could break the disks, scratch them up real bad, loose them in a fire, or even the files embedded into email could be wiped by the email host. Or I could be hacked. Everything in this world is temporary and fleeting. The good news is, even if it bums me out, I know I can end up leaving it all behind without completely breaking down. I can still move forward, and that's a good thing to know.
In destruction we may lose ourselves
But I will still remain...